Neurology

Neurology is the branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.

Services

The Division of Neurology at St. Paul’s Hospital now has a faculty of 10 clinicians and clinician scientists, including one basic scientist. In recent years the division has increased in size and in subspecialty expertise.

Inpatient services are based at St. Paul’s. Consultative services are maintained at St. Paul’s, Mount Saint Joseph Hospital (MSJ) and BC Women’s Hospital. Ambulatory Neurology clinics are located in the Rapid Access Clinic in the outpatient departments at St. Paul’s and in the outpatient department at MSJ.

EEG, EMG and Evoked Potentials Studies services are provided in the Neurophysiology Laboratory in St. Paul’s Hospital, and inpatient EEG services are provided at MSJ.

Outpatient Programs + Clinics

For a list of our outpatient programs and clinics click here.

Teaching

The division maintains a significant contribution to the undergraduate medical education program through rotations of medical students on the inpatient, outpatient and consultative services at St. Paul’s Hospital. Members are involved in teaching Neurology to resident trainees at multiple levels and from several specialties, including residents in an accredited Neurology Residency Training Program who rotate through St. Paul’s.

Research

The clinical research in the Division of Neurology at St. Paul’s Hospital is performed by division members in several specialty clinic settings including the Neuromuscular Disease Unit (Vancouver General Hospital), the Stroke/TIA Clinic (St. Paul’s) and both the Alzheimer Clinic and Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Basic science research is active via the UBC Alzheimer Clinic.

Resources

For more information on Neurology, please explore these useful websites:

Careers

For more information about working at Providence Health Care and for current employment opportunities, please visit our Careers site.

Contact

Dr. Alister Prout
Head, Division of Neurology
419-1033 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC, V6E 1M7
Email: prout@telus.net
(Note: The office will not be able to supply answers to clinical questions.)